Accessibility View Close toolbar

Exclusive Offer

New clients or new pets to the family receive $25 off Wellness Exam and Vaccine Visit

Welcome to Root River Veterinary Center

Call us at (507) 765-2117

If you live in Preston, Lanesboro, Fountain, Harmony, Spring Valley, Chatfield or the surrounding areas and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further! Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Established in 1981, Root River Veterinary Center is the only full-service, exclusively small animal hospital located in Fillmore County.

57bb618256038_VetFeature2.jpgWe are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Whether treating complicated medical conditions or providing regular wellness check ups, we would love to partner with you in keeping your pets healthy and happy! Beyond first-rate pet care, we strive to provide exceptional service in a comfortable and family-friendly atmosphere.

We are happy to offer a number of resources to help you best care for your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. Many health and behavioral problems can be prevented before they even start. Becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (507) 765-2117 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our clinic is very easy to find -- just check out the map below!

Dr. LeAnne Froese, Dr. Nikki Magee
| Root River Veterinary Center | (507) 765-2117

212 St. Anthony Street South
Preston, MN 55965

  • "I have had 2 previous cocker spaniels, taken care of at this vet center. They were always taken care of and the dogs weren't afraid to go there."
  • "I have come to know the staff very well and they treat our dogs as the family members that they are. I truly appreciate the care that I get at your clinic."
  • "I have never had such dedication to my dogs at any other clinic"
  • "Belle has received the highest level of care at Root River Vet Center over the past five years!!!."
  • "Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Every time I call or stop in with questions they are very helpful."
  • "Dr. Froese is the most caring and professional veterinarian I have had take care of my dogs. She's personable and takes the time to answer all your questions. She knows exactly what she's doing and makes you feel like your pet is getting the best."
  • "They're always kind and supportive!"
  • "Love this pet hospital, fantastic staff. Wonderful with my dog. Always helpful."
  • "Very understanding and kind. Addressed the issues with professionalism and concern."
  • "Friendly, fast, convenient service always! Reasonable prices for services."
  • "Always are taken care of well & do a wonderful job with handling Chance when his anxiety becomes high. It helps keep me calmer in the situation as well. Staff listen to your concerns and do an excellent job with getting answers or suggesting options!"
  • "Thanks for all you do! I always feel you provide the Best Care!"
  • "Friendly, flexible with Darby and his issues, and gentle care"
  • "This was my first visit, and I was completely satisfied as I walked through the door and was greeted by not only my name but my dogs name. It was evident how much every staff member cares about the animals entrusted in their care."
  • "We feel that the veterinarians and staff are the best in the area, and we feel that they are friends as well as a medical resource for our pets. We appreciate the follow-up calls and sincere concern for our pets needs."
  • "I have found you all to be very responsive to any questions and concerns I have had. Whenever Zoe comes for a visit she is treated like she is the most important dog you see! I am also very appreciative that you have an office in Preston, too!"
  • "I know my pets are well taken care of by the staff at Root River."
  • "You've been caring for my pets many years in a way that exceeds expectations. Thank you."
  • "Such professionalism, skill and trustworthy care.... only the best for our dogs! Thank you for all you do!"
  • "We have always enjoyed the care our animals have had at Root River Veterinary. It is a caring organization"
  • "Love you guys. Your always there for the animals and explain everything that we (the humans) need to understand. Keep up the great work!!"
  • "They are all the above. Very caring, listen to your concerns and helps you improve what is needed. Over all care and surgerys go very well. Very sympathetic when time comes for euthanasia. Highly recommend Root River Vets"
  • "Excellent care and service! Dr. LeeAnn and staff are amazing and I feel they really care about my dog. I have taken her to the Root River Vet Center for years and she has always received exceptional care!"
  • "We have always taken our dogs to Root River Veterinary Center and the services they provide are always consistent— they're kind, gentle, knowledgeable, and make you feel confident that your pet is getting the best care possible."
  • "I was treated with respect and they felt my questions weren't dumb and Tucker was treated with total respect also and they had so much time to spend with us even though they were very busy"
    Karen & Neil
  • "Dr.Nikki was so helpful...she was good at explaining everything to me. Did not make me feel it was above my head. :) Thank you so much for taking good care of Dakota...and calling to "check" on her"
  • "Always great staff to work with and they always seem to adore my fur babies:) Quick appointment availability and they have always taken care of my concerns for my pets. Great place and I trust them whole heartedly."
  • "Friendly, quick and courteous. My dog loves the treats given to distract her while getting a vaccine or waiting for the doctor."
  • "Staff at Root River are friendly, ethical, skilled, and up to date in their professional knowledge. They seem to share my own enthusiasm, love and respect for the nonhuman companions with whom I share my life.:-) This makes all the difference!"
  • "Bringing The Bairn to Root River Veterinary Clinic is always a good experience....for me AND for The Bairn! Thanks so much!!"
  • "The staff is friendly and caring towards my concerns with Mylo. He was very comfortable being at the vet office and loved all of the attention he received."
  • "We've always had great service at Root River Vet Center. They are very caring and really care about our pets. Thank you!"
  • "Friendly staff and has always been there to help us with our pets needs. So happy your Clinic is in Preston!"
  • "Amazing with both my dog and cat. I love that they take their time with both my furbabies and made sure if there are any concerns or questions from me."
  • "We are very happy with the services that we receive for all our dogs over the past 29 years. The staff are always great with our animals. They are all caring and compassionate."
  • "I've always had wonderful care here with all of my pets. Thank you for taking such good care of them!"
  • "We've always had great care and service at Root River Vet Center! Thank you!"
  • "Ruby Rose always gets the best care and treatment, and no matter the problem, it is taken care of in a very kind and professional manner. The entire staff at Root River is awesome!"
  • "I am always treated courteously and more important Bridger is treated extremely well."
  • "We love RRVC!"
  • "Very compassionate, caring and spent extra time making sure all my questions were answered to best care for my Cat's condition!"
  • "Everyone is so helpful and pleasant and good with the animals."
  • "All of my pets have received excellent care over the past 35 years"
  • "Courteous staff, kind to Bernie and Sophie. The dogs were not nervous or apprehensive in any way and loved the non-stop treats. The appointments have always been a positive experience."
  • "They always take good care of our puppy and are courteous and accommodating. I was boarding our puppy and were able to get her in quickly to get a booster of her vaccine."
  • "You always greet the people and pets like family. My mom said to give you a try since I was unhappy with the vet I was using. That was about 20 years and many pets ago. Thanks for being you!"
  • "It was a warm and friendly atmosphere where it had a welcoming feeling. Everyone was so nice and I felt truly loved what they were doing. No pressure to do any more than what we were comfortable doing at this time. It was a great appt!"

Office Hours


8:00 AM-5:00 PM


8:00 AM-5:00 PM


8:00 AM-5:00 PM


8:00 AM-5:00 PM


8:00 AM-5:00 PM





Featured Articles